DWR Updates

Photo of the Kern River Intertie taken from a drone. Photo taken May 24, 2023.

2023 has demonstrated how quickly California can move from one extreme to another -- as severe drought conditions gave way to flooding and one of the largest snowpacks in 70 years. Because of this extreme variability, and in an effort to always be climate ready, DWR and partners proactively worked to take advantage of this year’s record-breaking pr ...

DWR environmental scientists and State partners tag spring-run Chinook salmon at the Feather River Fish Hatchery in Oroville.

California’s Central Valley is home to four runs of Chinook salmon: spring, fall, late-fall, and winter. Spring-run and winter-run Chinook salmon are currently listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

Mechanical apprentice practices welding at the DWR Operations and Maintenance Training Center.

DWR’s Operations and Maintenance Apprenticeship Program has released four exams that are the first step in applying for a career with DWR as an electrician, operator, mechanic, or utility craftsworker.